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Priority Registration FAQ

Priority Registration FAQs

What is Priority Registration?
Priority Registration is an online registration process that allows full- and part-time credit students who meet the eligibility requirements, have the greatest number of college credits, and who are closest to graduation to register first. Students with any of the following restrictions are ineligible:
  • Academic warning (WRN)
  • Academic probation
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) hold
  • Financial aid or payment plan default (DEL), or
  • Mandatory college advisement restriction
Students enrolled in skills courses and non-credit students may register at any time, including during Priority Registration and/or General Registration.
Are all courses eligible for inclusion in the total number of earned semester credits that determines my priority level?
For purposes of Priority Registration, credit hours are based upon your cumulative credit hours earned plus currently enrolled hours. Transfer hours from other institutions count toward the cumulative credit hours used to determine which priority registration level you qualify for. In order for transfer hours to be evaluated and posted in time for priority registration, students must complete the transcript evaluation process by March 1 for the Summer/Fall terms and by September 1 for Spring.
How can I find out how many credits I have?
You can check your cumulative credit hours by viewing your academic history.
How is Priority Registration beneficial?
Students who meet the eligibility requirements and are closest to graduation will have the best opportunity to get the classes they need to complete their graduation requirements. Students will not have to come to campus to register and will avoid the long lines. Of course, Priority Registration may also be accomplished on campus with the assistance of your Academic Advisor.
How will I be notified of my assigned priority level?
You will receive an email notification sent to your student email account ( alerting you of your Priority Level and Priority Registration start date. You will also receive announcements and reminders via the CCC website, Blackboard, Facebook, and Twitter detailing the priority registration schedule.
If I follow Priority Registration rules and I am a self-pay student, will I have to pay early?
No. The payment plan schedule is the same for all self-pay students regardless of their priority level. 
Who can I talk to about Priority Registration?
See your Academic Advisor if you have questions about Priority Registration or course selection. Contact the Help Desk for technical questions or issues.
What should I do if I register early and my schedule changes and creates a conflict with my class schedule?
You can check your class schedule at any time. If you experience a change in your schedule, you may withdraw from a course. Normal payment policies and procedures will apply; see the Student Policy Manual, Part 3 – Part III: Tuition, Fees, Waivers and Refunds.
Am I required to meet face-to-face with my Academic Advisor before I can register online during Priority Registration?
No, but it is a very good idea to do so. All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor periodically throughout the semester, more often if needed.
  • If you meet all academic and financial eligibility requirements, you may go ahead and register online. However, at a minimum, you should be sure you are well prepared. Visit Register for Credit Classes for additional information and helpful suggestions.
  • If you are a new student or if you do not meet all academic or financial eligibility requirements, you will need to meet with your Academic Advisor prior to registering online.
  • If you have an academic warning or are on probation, you must complete the semester and receive your final grade prior to registering.